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Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:00 am
Sangamon County is eerily quiet during this election campaign. True, Illinois as a blue state isn’t in play for the presidential election, so that cuts us out of a lot of hoopla. But what about the
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:00 am
Chuck Todd, the political director of NBC News and the moderator of “Meet the Press,” was informative and entertaining as he commented on the current political news for the Better Government Assoc
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:00 am
 One person who wasn’t surprised by the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute in Springfield and three other cities in Illinois was U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Springfield, who has been war
Editor's Note
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:00 am
In a political climate with intolerance as a theme, the goodheartedness that shows up in Springfield is remarkable. Last Thursday evening the big sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church was nearl
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am
It looks like Tammy Duckworth is going to be our next U.S. senator, so we’d better start getting to know her. Sen. Mark Kirk’s ads against Duckworth are so shrill as to be unconvincing. Nobody bel
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 am
Watching Bruce Rauner throw his money around brings mixed feelings. First he buys Republican politicians, then the champion steer. He plans to renovate the governor’s mansion with private money, beg
Editor's Note
Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:00 am
Too bad that the federal judge denied Rod Blagojevich’s appeal to reduce his prison sentence from 14 years to five. The full sentence seems excessive, considering that the hapless Rod is remorseful
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:00 am
During this week when Democrats are celebrating a historic achievement by a woman, one who has accumulated a record of public service through decades of hard work in the trenches, this newspaper nomin
Editor's Note
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 am
 Those of us watching the Republican National Convention to see whether Donald Trump can appeal beyond his base have been disappointed by all the attention to his family. Whether Melania’s spee

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